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About the School Design Group

The CIBSE School Design Group aims to foster long-term knowledge exchange and partnership between stakeholders working on sustainable school design, construction and maintenance.

The CIBSE School Design Group has a microsite at

Principal Terms of Reference

  • to foster knowledge exchange between all interested parties working on sustainable school design.
  • to develop a strategy for healthy and sustainable school buildings.
  • to encourage cooperation between different professional bodies and institutions of relevance for school design.
  • to reflect on changing procurement routes and design standards.
  • to identify gaps in the science of designing learning environments.
  • to initiate cooperation between academia and industry to resolve the problems of relevance to the industry.

School Design Group Committee

CIBSE SDG Officers:
Paul Eslinger CEng FCIBSE The Wessex Environmental Partnership Ltd. – Chair
Ann Bodkin – Architect Education Funding Agency – Vice-Chair
Dr Andrew Wright CEng FCIBSE De Montfort University – Secretary
Elected Members:
Greg Keeling, Essex County Council
Dr Mike Entwisle, Buro Happold 
Carl Sutterby, Windowmaster 
Mike Wood, Exeter University 
Joe Williams, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios 
Richard Daniels, Education Funding Agency 
Professor Maria Kolokotroni, Brunel University 
Professor Derek Clements-Croome, Reading University 
Co-opted Members:
Professor John Mardaljevic, Loughborough University 
Professor Steve Sharples, Liverpool University 
Professor Dejan Mumovic, University College London 
John Palmer, ex AECOM 
Andrew Parkin, Cundall – Member (Institute of Acoustic)
Colin Ashford